EN - Tokyo. An unhappy young woman, stuck in a cage, believes that music is going to set her free. She enters into the dark underbelly of the music business, a dying animal that feeds on hope and turns dreamers into prostitutes. But when dreams die, they can be dangerous - and this bird will tear everything to pieces as she crashes down.

NL - Muzikanten zijn prostituees. Een jonge moeder in Japan droomt ervan om zangeres te worden en leert wat het haar kost.


Title Birdsong
Original title Birdsong
Original language Japanese
Status In post-production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre Drama
Year 2019
World première / first public presentation 2019-02-01


Cast Natsuko Kobayashi, Maro Akaji, Kazuhiko Kanayama
Photography Michael Dwyer
Editing Hendrik Willemyns, Alain Dessauvage
Sound Akihiko Kaku
Art director Hendrik Willemyns
Costume Yayoi Koike
Music Hendrik Willemyns, Arsenal

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format Beta Digit
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Tax shelter partners viXco

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Last edited on 11 January 2019

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